Since that initial impression, Google has quietly added updates and features, getting it to the point now where it has become extremely useful for me. In no particular order, Google has added:
- The ability to capture and add photos to notes.
- The ability to export the notes in a variety of formats (on an Android device).
- The ability to share notes and update them in real time.
- The ability to add labels or keywords.
- A nice search function which will let you search by color, label, whether there is a photo, whether it is a list, whether it was recorded voice, and whether it has been shared.
- When you perform a search on a the web version, you can export discovered notes as a Google Drive document.
Here are some screen grabs to give you an idea about Keep's capabilities:
|Here, you can see Keep's search box, with options to search by color, list, voice transcription, photo, reminder, and sharing status. You can, of course, search by text also. Here, I have chosen to search by the color Orange.|
|I have limited the search further by choosing the label 'Newsletter'. I have then selected the five cards on display.|
|From the three dot drop down menu in the middle of the gray bar, I can now select 'Copy to Google Doc' to create a document from my notes.|